July 31, 2000

Coyotes – Suburban Wildlife

Deer, geese and even coyotes — what’s to be done about all this new “suburban wildlife”?

July 28, 2000

Coyotes – Control

Coyotes are showing up all over the U.S. — even in Central Park. And it’s not easy to get rid of them.

July 27, 2000

Coyotes – Expansion

Coyotes used to live only in the wild, west of the Mississippi, but now they’re in parks and backyards all over the country.

July 26, 2000

Mosquito Magnet – Neuron

If you want to trap a mosquito, you have to get inside its head — in more ways than one.

July 25, 2000

Mosquito Magnet – How

A new type of mosquito trap attracts the bugs with the same substance that draw the bugs to humans.

July 24, 2000

Mosquito Magnet – History

Carbon dioxide is what attracts mosquitoes to humans, but until recently, nobody knew how to use CO2 in a mosquito trap.

July 21, 2000

Zildjian Cymbals – Manufacture

How do you know if a cymbal has the right ring to it? Just ask a master cymbal tester.

July 20, 2000

Zildjian Cymbals – Factory

A cymbal starts out as a few raw chunks of tin, copper and silver. What happens next is a mixture of art and science.

July 19, 2000

Zildjian Cymbals – Secrets

The world’s leading maker of cymbals says it owes its success to a centuries-old family secret.

July 18, 2000

Zildjian Cymbals – Jazz

In the 1920’s, a family that had made cymbals for centuries was about to close down the business. Then came jazz.

July 17, 2000

Zildjian Cymbals – History

Cymbals, now common in bands and orchestras, were once used as instruments of war.

July 14, 2000

Listener Initiative

Pulse of the Planet invites listeners to call in with their own stories about annual observances, rituals and celebrations. 1-877-PULSE99.

July 13, 2000

Sonorous Moths

Not all moths are silent: one type can make a noise that keeps bats from eating it.

July 12, 2000

Rattlesnake – Squirrels

A certain type of squirrel has a habit of harrassing rattlesnakes. It’s not as foolish as it sounds.

July 11, 2000

Rattlesnake – Sounds

A rattlesnake can tell you just how dangerous it is with the sound of its rattle.

July 10, 2000

Shells – Love/Science

One of the world’s leading experts on seashells is blind, and he manages to find things on shells that other people miss.

July 7, 2000

Shells – Predators

Seashells have many functions for the animals that live inside, but mostly they’re armor to protect against some very ingenious predators.

July 6, 2000

Shells -Time Capsule

Seashells are environmental “time capsules” that tell scientists about the distant past.

July 5, 2000

Shells – Feel

A world expert on seashells who is blind says you can learn a lot about shells just by touching them.

July 4, 2000

Shells – Biography

Seashells have growth rings much like the rings in a tree trunk. They’re a kind of biography of the animal that once lived in it.

July 3, 2000

Shells: Listen

Seashells have a lot to say, if you know how to listen.